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[RESOLVED] No longer can download from YouTube

Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:43 am
by ivand87
I can't download from YouTube anymore... I get the URL on the icon at the status bar, but then FlashGet no longer can download it. I've never looked at the URLs before but it seems they added some security to prevent people from downloading? I don't know. This is lame. On top of their horrible servers being so slow, now I can't download the videos... :x

Re: No longer can download from YouTube

Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:46 am
by Giorgio Maone
Can you provide a precise URL where this happen?
What download manager are you using?

Re: No longer can download from YouTube

Posted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 12:06 am
by finder
I has same troubles.

FlashGot: 1.2.1.17
Download Manager: FlashGet 1.65
Browser: Firefox 3.6 with last updates.
URL: any video on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qybUFnY7Y8w - for example
OS: Windows 7 64 bit
Internet connection: NAT
Firewall/antivirus: no

In same time, download sites like keepvid, stop working. I think is new protection type.
Now most of download sites work but FlashGot still not.
I can sent any other information on you request.

Re: No longer can download from YouTube

Posted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:45 am
by ivand87
Yeah, exactly. Any video from YouTube. No longer working. Really annoying. Someone get around this security thing please. We should be allowed to pull the video from any site. The majority of users aren't interested in downloading the videos. So why does YouTube bother adding this security crap in the first place?

Re: No longer can download from YouTube

Posted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:18 am
by Giorgio Maone
Could you check if turning the flashgot.forceNameHack about:config preference to false helps?
If not, could you try a different download manager, e.g. Orbit Downloader or FDM?

Re: No longer can download from YouTube

Posted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:07 am
by finder
Giorgio Maone wrote:Could you check if turning the flashgot.forceNameHack preference to false helps?
If not, could you try a different download manager, e.g. Orbit Downloader or FDM?


I don't know what happen. Now low-definition video download work, but high-definition still not.

I try Free Download Manager 3.0 - nothing change. Now i able download flv video in both FDM and FlashGet, but can not download mp4 video in any on of them. Also flashgot.media.forceNameHack has no any visible effect (i am restart firofox after set this options).

There some flashget logs. I hope is help.
HD video download, name hack set to true (default value)
HD video download, name hack set to false (as you say)
Some old log, where i'm try to download flv video, and fail
New log where i able download flv video
Also i able download this strange xml, i can not remember it present before problems begin

Also i'm from Russia and "ivan" in ivand87 - Russian name. I'ts can be country based limit... I try to use poxy few hours late.
This saved youtube page

Re: No longer can download from YouTube

Posted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 12:57 pm
by therube
403 Forbidden ?

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Tue Mar 16 04:26:28 2010 HTTP/1.1 403 Forbidden

Your download that did work:

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Tue Mar 16 152613 2010 HTTP1.1 200 OK

For comparison:

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2010-03-16 08:53:45.718 Connecting to v24.lscache7.c.youtube.com:80
2010-03-16 08:53:49.093 Connecting to 208.117.254.231:80
2010-03-16 08:53:49.921 Connected
2010-03-16 08:53:49.921 GET /videoplayback?ip=0.0.0.0&sparams=id%2Cexpire%2Cip%2Cipbits%2Citag%2Calgorithm%2Cburst%2Cfactor%2Coc%3AU0dVTVdRVF9FSkNNNV9PS1hB&fexp=903311&algorithm=throttle-factor&itag=34&ipbits=0&burst=40&sver=3&expire=1268766000&key=yt1&signature=3A709711071D55BF58865094E1866058A0F07720.BA46A18A6BEA6817E307761668C79948E1DDABF1&factor=1.25&id=ab26d416763b63cc&%23/OK_Go___This_Too_Shall_Pass___Rube_Goldberg_Machine_version___Official_video.flv HTTP/1.1
2010-03-16 08:53:49.921 Host: v24.lscache7.c.youtube.com
2010-03-16 08:53:49.921 Referer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qybUFnY7Y8w
2010-03-16 08:53:51.375 Cookie: GEO=aad6f0f7dd0fb213d4c00de3b304cfc2cwsAAAAzVVONnWJYS59/OA==; watched_video_id_list=a8608171fd0099eeea0c60916ec4dc3fWwEAAABzCwAAAHF5YlVGblk3WTh3; use_hitbox=72c46ff6cbcdb7c5585c36411b6b334edAEAAAAw; PREF=f3=4; VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=8JYEPY9oj_w
2010-03-16 08:53:51.375 Accept: */*
2010-03-16 08:53:51.375 User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.00; Windows 98)
2010-03-16 08:53:51.375 Connection: Keep-Alive
2010-03-16 08:53:51.421 HTTP/1.1 200 OK
2010-03-16 08:53:51.437 Last-Modified: Tue, 02 Mar 2010 07:21:49 GMT
2010-03-16 08:53:51.437 Content-Type: video/x-flv
2010-03-16 08:53:51.437 Content-Length: 24318006
2010-03-16 08:53:51.437 Connection: close
2010-03-16 08:53:51.437 Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="video.flv"
2010-03-16 08:53:51.437 Expires: Tue, 16 Mar 2010 18:55:00 GMT
2010-03-16 08:53:51.437 Cache-Control: public,max-age=21673
2010-03-16 08:53:51.437 Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2010 12:53:47 GMT
2010-03-16 08:53:51.437 Server: gvs 1.0
2010-03-16 08:53:51.453 Temporary file exists, auto renamed
2010-03-16 08:53:51.453 Start receiving data
2010-03-16 08:53:53.734 User cancelled at 674043

Re: No longer can download from YouTube

Posted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:41 pm
by finder
therube wrote:403 Forbidden ?

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Tue Mar 16 04:26:28 2010 HTTP/1.1 403 Forbidden

Your download that did work:

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Tue Mar 16 152613 2010 HTTP1.1 200 OK


Yes Youtube answer that download Forbidden. But in Firefox i can see this video, and don't have any filter/firewall. I'm think problem in cookies. I try to clean install firefox + FlashGot + FlashGet on WindowXP, and it work perfectly! I try to clear all cookies and disable all extension/plugins - but it don't help! Then I'm create new profile, using firefox profile manager, and install FlashGot to it. But even this don't help! And things even more strange - inside FlashGet log cookies line present my Nickname on yotube. Even after I'm create new Firefox profile!!!

It seems, like FlashGot cache Cookies somewhere, and when youtube change it's cookies format, FlashGot continue sent old ones. Yotubee can't accept old cookies and forbid download. Someone know where FlashGot can temporary store cookies? May be there some bug what FlashGot can't clear this storage on WIndows7. I'm try to create new Firefox profile and change download manager - both way don't help. And i'm compare therube log with my - the cookies line very different.

Re: No longer can download from YouTube

Posted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:45 pm
by Giorgio Maone
Please notice that FlashGet takes cookies from Internet Explorer's cookie repository, hence FlashGot needs to merge those from Firefox with those from IE.
Try to clear cookies in IE and check if it helps.

Re: No longer can download from YouTube

Posted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 7:23 pm
by finder
Giorgio Maone wrote:Please notice that FlashGet takes cookies from Internet Explorer's cookie repository, hence FlashGot needs to merge those from Firefox with those from IE.
Try to clear cookies in IE and check if it helps.

Yes it's help! BIg thank! Now FDM and FlashGet download video perfectly! This workaround make my crazy. May be add this to faq?

May you answer to one question - name of download manager supported by FlashGot, and what can import cookies directly?

P.S. I read in faq what FlashGot don't have Unicode support, to save windows 98 compatibility. I think windows 98 now complete dead. All right, not unicode mean not unicode. May i try to add not completely Unicode support, bu tat lest different code page compatibility (not 1252). I think it can work well on windows 98 also.

Re: No longer can download from YouTube

Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:20 am
by Aerik
I noticed this, too. I found a way to download, though, by using adblock plus to detect the .flv file from http://*.c.youtube.com (just search "c.youtube"), then opening that url in a new tab, and downloading with firefox's built in download manager.

Re: No longer can download from YouTube

Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:23 am
by Aerik
I think I should point out that this problem correlates with youtube insisting on making viewers update their flash, and also that they are now offering another level of high definition viewing. Some videos go up to a revolution of 1080p now. Which means, you'd be downloading a HUGE file.

Re: No longer can download from YouTube

Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 12:39 pm
by NattaNT
Deleting IE's cookie helps :)
Thanks a lot

Re: No longer can download from YouTube

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:29 pm
by fire_kid2003
Help
I still cant download after cleaning the cookies and cache from FF and IE
i want http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5erjj6aS5Ws video
but Flashgot is only discovering .asx link and not the usuall cache one
:cry:

Re: No longer can download from YouTube

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 6:44 pm
by Giorgio Maone
It's not FlashGot's fault. That movie is being served as a crypted RTMP stream, which no "legal" downloader supports yet.